posted on Aug, 30 2005 @ 01:45 AM
Did a GLOBAL flood ever happen? I don't know, but I seriously doubt it.
Did the flood mentioned in the bible happen? Being a believer, I would say yes. So, how is it I believe the bible account, yet I do not believe a
GLOBAL flood happened? Simple:
In the Hebrew language, the word for "World" is "Tebel", and is referenced 36 times. Not one single reference regards the flood. The word
used to identify WHAT was flooded is "erets", which is translated "LAND" 1543 times, "EARTH" 712 times, and "COUNTRY" 140 times. In the
case where it is translated Earth, the reader must be re-educated to understand the PLANET Earth was NOT being referenced, since at the time, it is
likely they had no clue they were living on a huge ball floating in space that ONLY TODAY do we call Planet Earth. My point; if the whole WORLD were
flooded, then the word used would have undoubtedly been "Tebel", NOT, "erets". It is foolish thinking which claims that Noah and 7
others collected ONE BILLION SPECIES and fit them all into a boat, such thinking STRENGTHENS the arguments of nonbelievers that say the bible must be
a fairy tale. Think of it this way, imagine for a moment, the Old World as One Continent (a land mass of approx 57 million sq mi[149 million sq km]).
Then get to one corner of this massive continent, say somewhere in South America, and then collect one pair of animals from the one billion different
species of animals that exist between there and Russia, a distance greater than 7560 mi [12166 km], and remember, YOU CAN ONLY TRAVEL AS FAST AS THE
SLOWEST ANIMAL. And you have to feed them all during the time you are collecting them, as well as during the time they are on the boat.
Once you realize just how unrealistic the above scenario is, you begin to understand the unbeliever a little better. However, there really is no need,
since their position is based on the christian fallacy that the entire globe was once under water, and in a boat lived one billion species of animals
for a whole year. It is highly unlikely that man would have spread to every corner of this super continent. That being the case, to wipe out man, God
only needed to flood the region inhabited by man (very likely a small region, probably no bigger than a square encompassing Turkey, Syria, Irag,
Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and half of Saudi Arabia). Also, Noah would have only needed to save those species that were NOT FOUND in any other regions of
the world. In other words, Noah only needed to concern himself with saving a species indigenous only to the local region. God did not want to be the
cause of mass extinctions of hundreds, or perhaps, thousands, of species. There would be no reason for Noah to have in the Ark, elephants, lions,
bears, dogs, etc.
Now, since Noah repopulated the earth, it becomes painfully obvious how so many cultures have a flood story, it originated with Granpa Noah !!! In
fact, for a christian to say otherwise is too look rather silly himself, since what he is saying is that pre-flood cultures SURVIVED the flood, and
passed the story onto their descendants.
Hey, at some time in a christian's life, one has to grow up and dare to question if their teachers have the Truth or NOT, ortherwise, they'll just
end up BEING THEM, teaching MYTHOLOGY and calling it christian doctrine.
[edit on 30-8-2005 by Behold]